Epsilon is truly a global company. Not only do we operate out of multiple countries around the world, we are made up of people who are all uniquely different. With over 200 employees across five offices in Singapore, London, New York, Dubai and Sofia, we interact with customers and each other in multiple languages daily.
Everyone has a role to play in making Epsilon an inclusive place to work; a workplace where all employees are encouraged to innovate and strive to become leaders of the industry. Besides embracing a melting pot of culture, women leadership is strongly represented in Epsilon and we are already seeing huge shift towards more women taking on bigger roles in our industry.
Throughout my career, I have worked with many exceptional women who are talented, professional and business-minded. Yet, being in this industry means having to work with a lot of men. If you look at the engineering and technical teams in the industry, it is very likely you will see a gap between men and women. To say the least, things are changing today.
At Epsilon, I am seeing this in my own team as well as at the managerial level where women make up almost 50%. According to a survey by AT Kearney, women on average held less than 20% of senior leadership positions in the telecommunications industry. It is good to know that we are rising above the norms.
Embracing diversity and inclusion is more than just paying lip service to a cause that is popular. It means taking real action towards empowering real change in the company and across the industry. You may ask, what does it mean to empower women and how can my company benefit from this?
Surprisingly, there are actual benefits for businesses that embrace diversity and inclusion. With a strong representation of women in Epsilon, we are now seeing real benefits in driving:
1) Creativity and Innovation